A Collision at Sea Can Ruin Your Entire Day

gCaptain is reporting that an American Burke class destroyer, USS Porter (DDG-78), was damaged in a collision with a Panamanian flagged, Japanese owned oil tanker, in the Straits of Hormuz. gCaptain has more photos. There were no reports of injury. uss porter tanker collision

8 thoughts on “A Collision at Sea Can Ruin Your Entire Day

  1. This is not so bad. In the mid-1960s during a Sixth Fleet carrier group exercise, a small Sicilian freighter penetrated the entire destroyer and submarine screen to smack the USS Roosevelt on the starboard side.

    Technology isn’t everything. I thought that a modified Condition 1 steaming was required when moving through the Strait of Hormuz?

      • Indeed and the US Navy will sure be looking at all the potential XO’s who want the job as CO of a destroyer. Maybe all the potential CO’s should be given an on the Road driving test

      • Nicky,
        These officers are well trained. But with big ships sometimes the decisions made before they are really close cause the accident. And in the real world you don’t get a redo.

      • Here’s the question, after a collision, dose the US Navy administer a standard DOT Drug and Alcohol after an accident

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